State House News (via Keller): Sen. Therese Murray denies certain things about David Bernstein’s article alleging improper funnelling of funds to a crony: She’s never been to Italy. She’s never had drinks with alleged “drinking buddies”. Roger on both of those, Senator; props for anyone who can find a picture of the trio sipping Chianti at the Piazza Navona.
As for the meat of the story, she deals with the press with her apparently usual warmth and bonhomie:
“I pretty much know where it comes from, but I’m not going to respond to it,” Murray said during an interview in State House halls as she walked between meetings. Asked if she planned to respond formally to the article, Murray replied, “Not at all. It’s beneath me.”
Waa-a-alll … you might want to rethink that strategery, Senator, because it looks like other people are happy to explain it for you. The question of what’s “beneath you” is exactly what’s at stake here.